Archive | November, 2011

A Harmony Hall Holiday

Posted on 28 November 2011 by Editor

Sloatsburg — This season’s annual parade of colors was hardly seen this year. Instead, leaves did a quick fade to brown after the early, odd snow storm blew through and seemed to just quietly drop, barely bothering to change colors. Now with the promise of temperatures turning cool, it’s time to warm up with some holiday cheer. Continue Reading

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Holiday Spirit at the Sloatsburg Library

Posted on 27 November 2011 by Editor

There may not be chestnuts roasting on an open fire, but there will most certainly be the sights and sounds of the holidays at the Sloatsburg Public Library’s 3rd annual vendor holiday fair. Sponsored by the Friends of the Sloatsburg Public Library, the fair attracts crafters from across Rockland County, with funds raised used to help improve library programs and services. Continue Reading

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Village Honors Veterans

Posted on 25 November 2011 by Admin

A special evening honoring veterans takes place this Tuesday, November 29th at 7:30 p.m. at Sloatsburg’s Village Hall.

The program, which is entitled Remembering & Honoring All Veterans, will be hosted by Sloatsburg Mayor Carl Wright and is in recognition of the 70th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor. Continue Reading

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Helping Hands Open Hearts

Posted on 24 November 2011 by Editor

Sloatsburg — Set back off Rt. 17 in Sloatsburg, directly across from Village Hall, stands the original white Methodist Episcopal Chapel built on land given by Jacob Sloat and through donated work in 1843. The Chapel is the first dedicated place of worship in these parts and has been used continuously since opening — as school, dining hall, thrift shop. Continue Reading

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The Trains Will Run On Time

Posted on 22 November 2011 by Editor

Sloatsburg — Just in time for the dark early mornings and frosty breath, commuters can give a little cheer with their morning coffee. The Metro-North Port Jervis Line is set to re-open for service on Monday, November 28, which means no more bus and no more fuss for the approximately 2,300 daily train passengers from Port Jervis to Sloatsburg. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Under Construction

Posted on 18 November 2011 by Editor

Most days somewhere in Sloatsburg is the ever present beep beep backup sound of a construction truck. Heavy equipment prowls the narrow streets of the village, whether at the corner of Washington Avenue and Rt. 17, along Seven Lakes Drive or on the hilly streets of Pine Grove Lakes. Continue Reading

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A Familiar Sloatsburg Secret

Posted on 16 November 2011 by Editor

Sloatsburg — Hikers into Harriman State Park know it as pretty much the last stop for a bite of lunch, bottled water or supplies. Locals like the convenience store and deli counter, where most mornings there’ll be a coffee run as residents head out Rt. 17 on their way to work. The building has been on Seven Lakes Drive forever, since Bob and Dolores Manning opened shop as Miele’s back the 1950s, serving ice cream and hot dogs at the takeout window. But Sterlington Station is still sort of a secret in Sloatsburg. Continue Reading

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FEMA Funds Project Hope

Posted on 16 November 2011 by Editor

Sloatsburg — When Hurricane Irene hit Rockland County at the end of August, the Ramapo River, swollen from summer rains, ran swiftly through central Sloatsburg, spilling its banks and flooding homes and businesses. For days afterward the village was alive with uniformed workers; firemen pumping out flooded basements, police and national guardsmen keeping order and directing traffic; phone and electrical crews repairing downed lines. Continue Reading

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Sloatsburg Legend Passes On

Posted on 15 November 2011 by Editor

The long and very active life of a significant Sloatsburg force ended quietly this past Friday when Joseph Miele, 84, died at Good Samaritan Hospital in Suffern. He left behind a living legacy that goes well beyond Sloatsburg and is so woven into the fabric of the community that his accomplishments are essential parts of  life in Ramapo: the fire department, police force, the American Legion Post on Grant Street in Sloatsburg. Continue Reading

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New Beginnings For St. Joan of Arc Parish

New Beginnings For St. Joan of Arc Parish

Posted on 14 November 2011 by Admin

The call can come quite suddenly in the life of a priest; he must be prepared to follow his assigned flock. And so it goes for newly appointed pastor Fr. Niranjan Rodrigo, or Father Rodrigo, of St. Joan of Arc Church in Sloatsburg. Appointed by the Archdiocese of New York to lead the 87 year old church standing stoically off Eagle Valley Road, Sloatsburg is Fr. Rodrigo’s first full appointment as head of a parish. Continue Reading

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9:00 am Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall
Dec 16 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am
Veteran Holiday Baskets @ Sloatsburg Village Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
A special Holiday Food Basket giveaway will take place on Saturday, December 16, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. at the Village of Sloatsburg Fire Hall. Items include frozen turkey and fixings and desert for[...]
2:00 pm Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall
Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall
Dec 17 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Music for Winter Solstice @ Harmony Hall | Sloatsburg | New York | United States
As the days grow shorter, we prepare to welcome the Winter Solstice on Sunday, December 17th from 2-4 PM at the mansion! Join Geoff Welch and musical guests guitarist Alpha Halvorsen and percussionist Christina Stefenelli[...]